The CTRL May Faculty Workshops consist of a series of one-day workshops that are designed to provide an opportunity to explore new pedagogical and scholarship opportunities with a little more time at hand than CTRL’s usual programs.
Creating Active Classrooms: Fostering Student Engagement Through Constructivism
In this workshop, we will discuss active learning strategies that are informed by constructivist theory, which promotes a pedagogical approach that encourages students to be active contributors to their learning. Strategies and technological tools will be discussed, and there will be time to incorporate them into your Fall 2019 courses.
Tuesday, May 14:
Community-Based Learning & Research (CBLR) Faculty Institute: Being a Part of DC, not Apart from DC
Community-Based Learning & Research (CBLR) is a teaching pedagogy that incorporates meaningful community service into a course with the goal to enhance students’ learning. In this annual Institute, faculty will: (1) Understand key characteristics of high impact CBLR; (2) Re-envision and revise a course design and syllabus; (3) Develop new tools and tips for incorporating reflection; (4) Connect course content with the student engagement provided; (5) Hear directly from community partners and faculty practitioners about the best practices for collaboration; and (6) Share challenges and promising practices.
These workshops are designed for faculty teaching in the Complex Problems curriculum. The morning workshop will focus on aligning course assignments with Complex Problems learning outcomes. The afternoon workshop will focus on critical reading pedagogies for the Complex Problems classroom (though other faculty are welcome).
Friday, May 17:
Data Management: Plans and Best Practices
This interactive workshop explores the data lifecycle from initial collection to post-publication deposit in a repository and beyond. Data management plans are increasingly required by funders and publishers. These plans can improve productivity and research workflow management. Participants will be introduced to campus resources like AU’s research repository